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Liaison Engineer

Trane Technologies

This is a Full-time position in Greenville, SC posted June 21, 2022.

At Trane TechnologiesTM  and through our businesses including Trane® and Thermo King®, we create innovative climate solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation that challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. We’re a team that dares to look at the world’s challenges and see impactful possibilities. We believe in a better future when we uplift others and enable our people to thrive at work and at home. We boldly go.
 

Trane Technologies’ Thermo King is hiring a Trailer Liaison Engineer in Greenville, SC. This position has been designated as On-Site and is part of the Trailer product design engineering group, creating a critical linkage between design engineering and manufacturing operations, coordinating hand-off of information for all interfaces.  The Trailer Liaison Engineer is responsible for coordinating Engineering changes, implementing exiting product improvements, and launching new products connected to NPD, quality, reliability, value engineering and sustaining engineering.  The position is also responsible for communicating to ensure design intent is being met in manufacturing operations and creating alignment on necessary changes.  A high sense of urgency and strong customer focus is required while ensuring engineering rigor and process adherence.  This position identifies, seeks to understand, manages, and creates alignment on project risks or roadblocks to project Quality/Cost/Deliver goals.  This person will be a continuous champion for communication and awareness to increase alignment and engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Support new Greenville, SC manufacturing plant development and layout activities:
    • Includes traveling to current manufacturing facility in Arecibo, PR to learn manufacturing production lines and processes as well as product architecture details
    • Support setup of PLM & MRP systems related to Engineering BOM structure   
    • Communicate Engineering requirements to new manufacturing plant project team
  • Ensure all new products and engineering changes are implemented in accordance to TK engineering drawing and BOM requirements appropriate for the change/process intent
  • Provide feedback to Engineering on strategic product Design for Manufacturing (DFM) improvements
  • Work with manufacturing materials to prioritize BOM error correction list, communicate necessary design/drawing/BOM changes to Engineering
  • Support troubleshooting / diagnostic investigation of issues found within manufacturing test processes, end of line hot test, root causes for units in hospital stations.  Provide feedback to Engineering on systematic quality metrics from these processes.
  • Lead regular communication with Engineering to track project implementation into production, record first unit serial number implementation
  • Review and disposition supplier deviation requests (SDRs), attach documentation of related Engineering assessment and manufacturing assessment
  • Lead Engineering Assessment fit-up builds in the factory, create report to share with stakeholders
  • Participate in design reviews and DFMEA reviews providing manufacturing input, support handoff from Engineering to manufacturing to create PFMEA, control plan, work instructions, etc.…
  • Participate in Manufacturing Assessment builds for design change or new product design validation
  • Participate in Manufacturing Validation builds for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) completion, work with Quality and Engineering to resolve any PPAP discrepancies
  • Participate in manufacturing Rapid Improvement Events (RIE) and Value Stream (VSA) events
  • 20+% travel to Minneapolis, MN Engineering office and Arecibo, PR manufacturing site during first 12mo; expect 5-10% travel ongoing basis after first 12mo

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and at least 5 years experience in design or manufacturing engineering is required.

Key Competencies

  • Experience with manufacturing principles including Design for Manufacturing and Quality Management processes
  • Engineering experience with refrigeration systems or industrial products preferred
  • Pro/Engineer or Creo proficiency preferred and Windchill PLM or Aras PLM is preferred
  • Experience with Engineering problem solving, root cause analysis, and tradeoff analysis
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently understand, condense, and organize information to make informed engineering decisions
  • Self-motivated with strong collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with cross-functional teams spread across multiple geographical regions
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and support multiple project
  • Intermediate Spanish language proficiency preferred

Base Compensation Range is $54,000 to $113,000

Disclaimer: This base salary range is based on US national averages. Actual base pay could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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